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On your mark, get set, SHOP (on November 9)!

Have you started thinking about your holiday shopping list? With lots of friend and family time on the horizon, hostess and holiday gifts are sure to be filling up your shopping carts.   Instead of taking your list out of town to go shopping or shopping online, consider putting your purchasing dollars to work in your community by getting your loved ones a gift from a locally owned and operated business.


Coming back for its third installment, Chesapeake Bank’s Shop Local Day will take place on November 9. Already, almost 200 merchants from across the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg areas have raised their hands and will open their doors to the community on Shop Local Day; offering incentives to shoppers who take the time to come and shop with them.


This time around, we wanted to make things super easy for you – our shoppers. Instead of updating each regions Offer lists on a daily basis, we have an up to the minute Shopper Offer list on our blog. Our brand new listing tool allows you, the shopper, to filter by your hometown and even by the category of store you’d like to shop with (great if you’re shopping for something specific). This list is so dynamic, it will be changing and updating all the way up to the Shop Local Day  Also, be sure to review merchant offers closely.  Many merchants are extending their offers beyond Shop Local Day.


Play with the Offer list over the next couple of weeks. Once you have your shopping list filtered to your desire, print it off and you’re one step closer to Shop Local Day preparedness. Want to get one step further? Keep an eye out for Shop Local Day bags at local events. We also have a few surprises up our sleeves, so stay tuned. You never know what will be inside your Shop Local Bag!